Saint Lucia Things to Do

  • The two Pitons
    The two Pitons
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    Piton
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Saint Lucia Things to Do

  • The Pitons

    Saint Lucia Things to Do

    I wasn't sure I would be able to do the tour all the way from Castries to Soufriere so I could see the Pitons (which I did not get to see on my first visit, but I thought I could see them better from the sea anyway. So although I would miss the geothermal field with sulphurous fumeroles and hot springs, I would have a view of the Pitons. The...

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  • Island Tour

    We recently visited St. Lucia on a cruise and booked an island tour with Cosol St. Lucia Tours. It was an all-day tour that was a great value. Cosol himself drove our van and right from the start, he made it a fun and interesting tour. There was an amazing breakfast of local foods and a blue bus full of sodas, water, spiced rum punch, and beer that...

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  • Get Pampered at the Spa

    One thing that both my husband and I look forward to on vacation is a trip to the Spa. I love getting pampered in particular when on vacation and the stress of work can't ruin my feeling of bliss. Our resort in St. Lucia had a Spa on site; the Red Lane Spa which is their sandals/Beaches brand Spa.We have visited their spas in other locations before...

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  • Son of Man Tours

    While in St. Lucia we booked a local tour through the Son of Man Tour Company. The hotel was selling a similiar pricier package; but I wanted to have a tour by the locals(and quite honestly I wanted to pay the locals not the hotel).The Tour was their "Land and Sea" Tour. It began with the tour guides picking us up via boat to explore the coastline...

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  • Tour the Island

    My wife and I stayed in Soufriere, but wanted to see more of the island like the town of Casteries and the rum distillery. We decided to hire a driver for the day to take us around. Pretty much any taxi driver will do this for you, but we called several and the best rate we got was from King Nigel. For $140 US, he picked us up at our hotel, Anse...

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  • Zip Line

    I have wanted to do a zip line and have never managed to find one that I could get to the top without walking or climbing that much. There are several zip lines in St. Lucia, and I did the rain forest tram next to one.

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  • Soufriere

    I didn't get a chance to visit Soufriere because it was too far away from the cruise ship dock. I only got to see it from the water. The town was founded by the French and was at one time the capitol. Over the years, Soufrière has had to deal with hurricanes (1780, 1817, 1831, 1898 and 1980), a major fire in 1955 and an earthquake in 1991. Because...

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  • Anse-La-Raye

    Anse-La-Raye is a little fishing community located along the western side of the island about half way between Castries and Soufriere. By this time, I decided I had enough and did not get out of the bus. Had I but known, there was a cemetery around the corner where I could have taken photos. Records show the first church being put there in the mid...

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  • The Pitons

    I wasn't sure I would be able to do the tour all the way from Castries to Soufriere so I could see the Pitons (which I did not get to see on my first visit, but I thought I could see them better from the sea anyway. So although I would miss the geothermal field with sulphurous fumeroles and hot springs, I would have a view of the Pitons. The Pitons...

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  • Rain Forest Tram

    We got to the Rainforest Tram about 10. There were bathrooms there which we were encouraged to use (we were not to flush TP in the toilet - use a waste basket). There were leaf impressions in the concrete, and we saw the equipment for doing the zip line there.The trams hold 8 plus the guide, but they only put 6 in ours - possibly because I was with...

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  • Colonial House of St. Marks

    On the Island Splendor Tour, we went to a house named St. Marks (not a church). St. Marks is a big old house full of bulky furniture but with a great view of the harbor and Castries. Our driver backed UP the steep driveway. Then three other buses came and parked in front of us. We had a guide from the house to show us through, and they had the...

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  • Mystic Man Tours

    Mystic Man tours provided us with the best day of our Caribbean cruise! They met us at the ship dock and took us right out to one of their catamarans. Our tour went over to the Pitons and included two stops. The first one was at the beach to the gorgeous resort, Anse Chastanet . Folks were either brought to the snorkeling area or the beach via a...

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  • Exodus Boat Charters

    So, on the beaches of Saint Lucia, any licensed person can hawk goods of all various sorts. In this case it was Jeremiah selling us a boat charter, lunch, tour, and snorkeling. We were skeptical at first but we talked to another couple who had done the same tour and the review was riveting. What was included: 30 minute high speed ride (new boat)...

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  • Rodney Bay

    Rodney Bay is a calm stretch of water and beach just ten minutes from Castries. The Bay is named for Admiral George Rodney. He sailed the British Navy out of Gros Islet Bay in 1780 and defeated the French fleet. The Bay is surrounded by many resorts such as the Sandals Grande St. Lucia Property which is quite nice. The Marina on the Bay is very...

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  • The Church of the Assumption

    The Church of the Assumption is one of the many Catholic Churches on the island(The island is mostly Roman Catholic). This church is in the town of Soufrière and definitely stands out evne from the water.

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  • The Bat Cave

    The Bat Cave was one of our stops during our Son of Man Tour. They pulled the boat up to a large cliff that had a crack doen the middle. Inside this large crack were hundreds maybe thousands of small bats. We could hear them before we could see them; they were so loud. Several people on the boat freaked out but my wife loved it (she loves...

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  • St. Lucia Port

    The port where our cruise ship docked was so pretty that I had to take few photos of it from our balcony. If you're visiting St. Lucia by land and not by sea, you may want to check out the duty-free shops in a lovely setting!

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  • Soufrière

    Soufrière was the original capital of St. Lucia before Castries. The city is the hub where most tourists journey from to see the Pitons, Sulphur Springs, Volcano, waterfalls and Rainforest. the city is very lively with shopping and a large fishing trade.Over the years it has been rebuilt due to fires and many hurricanes that have devastated the...

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  • Castries

    Castries is the capital city of St. Lucia. The city of Castries was founded by the French and means safe anchorage. This is probably the season why so my vessels come here to port: ferries, container ships, cruise ships and fishing boats. During WWII a Nazi boat even sailed into port here to sink some ships....amazing.Pointe Seraphine is a popular...

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  • Marigot Bay

    Marigot Bay is an upscale part of the island with a large numeber of mansions built into the hillside. The mansions are very beautiful and quite big in size. Oprah, George Forman and Mick Jagger have homes in these hills. The bay also is packed full of boats; many in the luxury class. Very nice vesseles including one that we have our eye on...

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  • Jacuzzi Time!

    I love a jacuzzi. Especially after a day of being lazy at the beach or pool. I enjoyed our nightly ritual of hitting the jacuzzi after a night out. It's so relaxing and a great way to get all relaxed for sleep later.

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  • Enjoy the Beautiful Beach

    The beaches of St. Lucia are very beautiful and all unique. Depending on the location on the island the water changes color, clarity as well as the sand color and texture.During our stay we found some beaches with soft tan sand and others with a more coarse texture. My wife prefers a softer sand and liked the sand of the beaches that were on the...

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  • Take a Dip in the Piton Pool

    The Piton Pool was the quietest of all the pools at our resort. I think the quiet was mainly due to the small size of the pool and lack of swim up bar. The pool area was smaller but had an infinity edge along with a hot tub. Along the rim of the pool were several wooden loungers with thick padded covers on top.This pool seemed to be mostly occupied...

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  • Take a Dip in the Sunset Pool

    The Sunset Pool was located at the top of the Sunset Bluffs overlooking the cliffs and ocean. This was one of the more quiet pools of the resort. What I liked most about this pool was that it had nice wooden loungers with thick padding on top. The chairs at the main pool were regular plastic mesh chairs that are standard at most pools.Our Butlers...

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  • Son of Man Sea Tours

    After reading the glowing reviews of the Joe Knows Tour online I decided this was the tour for me. My wife and I were travelling with another couple for my wife’sBirthday trip. The second day of our vacation we found Jean Louis on the beach of our resort (Sandals La Toc). We put a deposit of $50($200 is the full price per couple) a couple for the...

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  • Hammock Time

    Vacation to me is complete when I find myself a Hammock. Hammock time has become a ritual for me on every island vacation. I’ve been fortunate to find a hammock and enjoy swinging away with a beach view. Ahhh…there is nothing like it.

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  • Ejoying the Sunset

    My wife and I prefer a nice sunset over a sunrise any day. The sunsets in St. Lucia are not as dramatic as others I have experienced in the Caribbean but they are quite nice. We enjoyed watching the sunset daily with some drinks from one of the many bars, terraces and our patio. It's a nice way to begin the evening with the sun going down and a...

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  • Relaxing in the Waterfall

    There is nothing better than having some “alone” time together. During our stay at the Regency La Toc we found that the Sunset Pool has a little hidden cove under their waterfall. Underneath the flowing water was a cave complete with seats. My wife and I grabbed some drinks form the pool bar and found this to be our little hideout. It was an...

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  • Play some Pool

    Our resort had several billiard rooms across the resort for guests. Chris and I enjoyed playing a few games to avoid the noon day sun one day at the Sunset Bluffs. It amazed me that despite the availability of this activity; I saw no one playing but us during our trip.My wife and I also enjoyed some games after a night at the Pub. My wife claims...

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  • Enjoy a Sunset Cruise

    As Sandals Select Members we were entitled to a free Sunset Cruise; so of cource we were game. We were fortunate to have some friends on board with us; Bob and Cindy (a couple we made friends with during the week). The cruise departed from Castries at 5pm sailing south along the coastline and into Marigot Bay. During our cruise the Champagne, Rum...

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  • Sulphur Springs

    The Sulphur Springs were a stop on our Son of Man Tour in conjunction with the Mud Baths. A dip in the Sulphur Springs were a requirement before we got all dirty in the mud and a way to wash clean after we were dried up with mud.The Sulphur Springs stink like the worst rotten eggs ever so be ready for the smell. The water is un- Godly hot so be...

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  • Take a Volcanic Mud Bath

    Taking a mud bath was one of the attractions during our Son of Man Tour. The Mud was a thick black Orange colr and had a sulphur smell to it. We all took turns grabbing mud and smearing it all over ourselves and each other. By the time we were done we looked like extras from an Indian Jones movie.As the mud dried it turned a light gray color which...

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  • Toraille Waterfall

    The Toraille Waterfall was one of the stops on our Son of Man Tour. The Waterfall is a small one at 50 feet in height but is a natural heritage site for St. Lucia. The waterfall is located in Soufriere on the main road to the Fond St Jacques rain forest.We visited the falls after our mud bath and Sulphur Spring experience. At this point in the day...

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  • The Incredible Pitons

    The Pitons are a main attraction when visiting St. Lucia. The Pitons are two volcanic plugs that seem to rise out of the water. The larger Piton is called the Gros Piton and is 771meters. The smaller Piton is called the Petit Piton and is 743 meters in height.We had incredible views of the Pitons during our Son of Man tour. Seeing them from the...

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  • St. Lucia Animal Protection Society

    Stray animals are abundant in St. Lucia. At our resort in particular there was a number of stray cats living on the property. It was so sad to see these animals living under bushes, tables and in the sand. Some were very thin; looking for food and attention. It broke our hearts to see these small creatures in such a sad state. We spent alot of time...

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  • The Red Lane Spa

    The Red Lane Spa is the signature spa of the Sandals/Beaches Resorts. My wife and I are familiar with the Spa from our visits to Beaches Turks & Caicos. The Spa has a wide variety of treatments: massage, wraps, hydrotherapy, nail treatments, facials, body scrubs and hair care. Vacation isn’t vacation without indulging in a trip to the Spa. I have...

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  • Take an Dip in the Pavillion Pool

    The main pool at The Regency La Toc was the biggest of the three pools on the property as well as the busiest. The pool is located right by the main restaurant for breakfast and lunch; The Pavilion. The pool is very large with a section of rocks and waterfalls. Along the pool edge are plenty of lounge chairs as well as umbrellas for shade.Three of...

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  • Jalousie Beach

    Our guide told us the only way to get to Jalousie Beach was by boat so we were a little surprised to see a van pull up, he then amended the statement to say that only guests of the Jalousie Plantation resort were allowed to come in by car.All of the beaches in St. Lucia are public, some of the amenities on the beach are reserved for the resort's...

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  • Spencer Ambrose Tours

    When we travel by cruise ship, I always check the forums at www.cruisecritic.com to see what people recommend for one day in port, Spencer Ambrose Tours was one that was frequently mentioned. I contacted them via email and they responded within a day or so, no deposit was required. We were met just outside the duty free area by Spencer's brother...

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  • Cruise and Hike

    So many things to do in St. Lucia, so it was hard to pack it all into a single excursion, but we tried :-)We signed up for a cruise that took us by boat to the twin peaks (they're really awesome), and there we had lunch and went hiking (just a small hike, nothing difficult), and went on a short bus tour. Then we got back on the boat and boozed it...

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  • "The Tour"

    All beaches in St. Lucia are public domain. The beaches at Sandals are no exception. Upon our first arrival to the beach we were approached, several times, by tour guides. What did we pay them? I think, we paid $100pp/US. This was to include a tour of the western coast, snorkeling in a marine reserve, a tour of the volcanoe/caldera, lunch and rum...

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  • Custom Adventure Tours...Soufriere has...

    Soufriere is the best side of the island to spend your vacation, as this former capital is home to many of St. Lucias most sought after sightseeing attractions. Soufriere has it all, from Mountain climbing, horseback riding on the beach or at an old estate, trekking through nature trails covered with leaves and rich soil, seeing St. Lucias culture...

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  • St Lucia Travel Tip

    Like the above poster rightly said, he hasn't been to St Lucia in Several years so allot of what he said is outdated. The truth is St Lucia is the most beautiful Island in the Caribbean and is often chosen above other Island to host several activities during the year.St Lucia has Several activities to keep you happy and satisfied. If you are...

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  • Anse Chastanet

    Anse Chastanet is a black sand beach located north of Soufriere. From Soufriere, it’s an easy 30 minute walk along the northern coastal road to the beach. The beach is best known for its offshore scuba diving and snorkeling. The entire area is a marine reserve, and there is a long reef running from 5 to 25 feet deep on the shallow end. This area...

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  • Edmund Forest Reserve

    Even if you aren’t into birding, you’ll probably enjoy hiking around the Edmund Forest Reserve. Covering more than 19,000 acres and stretching from one side of the island to the other, the dense tropical rain forest is home to numerous species of exotic flowers and plants, not to mention the previously mentioned birds. The biggest trick is...

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